Much of my current work is centered on the history and theory of videographic film and media criticism or "video essays." I was first introduced to the form as an undergraduate at Middlebury College, where I studied under Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell. In 2019, I worked as the teaching assistant at the Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop, a two-week program for scholars looking to learn about videographic criticism.
After Middlebury, I began hosting The Video Essay Podcast, a show featuring interviews with critics, filmmakers, scholars, and other leading practitioners of the form. I launched On Your Screen, a podcast on digital film culture, in 2021. I also write a biweekly Substack newsletter, Notes on Videographic Criticism
I have spoken about the form and curated work at film festivals, academic conferences, and universities throughout the United States and Europe. I have published a number of video essays, including works commissioned for the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2020, I co-curated, with Kevin B. Lee and Cydnii Wilde Harris, the Black Lives Matter Video Essay Playlist, named the best video essay project of the year by the editors of Sight & Sound.
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What is videographic criticism? 
"Video essays are works of media that use other media to create critical thought.  In an ever-expanding range of contexts and an ever-increasing array of audiovisual strategies, video essays reveal startling observations and insights in ways that textual essays cannot." - Kevin B. Lee
"Practitioners of these forms (which include, inter alia, the ‘video essay’, ‘audiovisual essay’, and ‘visual essay’ formats) explore the ways in which digital technologies afford a new mode of carrying out and presenting film and moving image research. The full range of digital technologies now enables film and media scholars to write using the very materials that constitute their objects of study: moving images and sounds." - [in]Transition
Where can I watch video essays? 
Ian Garwood, a scholar at the University of Glasgow, has curated a fantastic collection of academic journals, magazines, blogs, and other venues that have published videographic work. Read here.
I'm new to the form. Where would you suggest I begin? 
Since 2017, the British film magazine Sight & Sound has curated an annual survey of the year's best work. While lists are far from perfect, and no list could ever be complete, they are fine introductions for those looking to learn more about videographic criticism and the wide range of work practitioners have created. You can find them here: 2017 ; 2018 ; 2019 ; 2020
I'd like to begin making video essays of my own. Where would you suggest I begin? 
I would recommend two tremendous resources: the Introductory Guide to Video Essays from Learning on Screen and The Videographic Essay: Practice & Pedagogy by Christian Keathley, Jason Mittell, and Catherine Grant​​​​​​​.

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